Paul Rudd has a reputation for being a pretty nice dude, and a recent exchange he had with a 12-year-old boy is the perfect reminder of why that is.
Cassandra Ridder accidentally helped her son, Brody, go viral earlier this year after he came home from school with a yearbook that most of his classmates refused to sign. The concerned mother shared the story in a parenting Facebook, prompting several high school students who caught wind of the sad tale to organize their friends to come sign his yearbook during class.
The story prompted strangers from across the world to reach out to the Ridders with a show of support — including Rudd.
The actor sent Brody a signed Ant-Man helmet and a personal note, reminding him, “it’s important to remember that even when life is tough that things get better.”
“There are so many people that love you and think you’re the coolest kid there is— me being one of them!” he continued. “I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’re going to accomplish.”
Rudd signed the letter “your pal,” and his mom says the two even FaceTimed and have been exchanging text messages.
Rudd’s gesture of kindness to a bullied kid was a feel-good story that sparked optimism about there still being some goodness in the world online.
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